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Building a Better Theory of Well-Being

Richard A. Easterlin

in Economics and Happiness

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780199286287
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603006 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199286280.003.0002
 						Building a Better Theory of Well-Being

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Finding a better theory of well-being compared to prevailing theories on psychology and economics is one the main challenges for studies on happiness and economics. This chapter demonstrates that empirical results are at variance with both strands, and proposes new enquiries on the interplay of personality and life-events in shaping well-being as a solution to the problem.

Keywords: psychology; well-being; hedonism

Chapter.  12284 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economics

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